Timber Frame Plant Manager - DTE Manufacturing

13 October 2022

DTE Manufacturing is part of the Glennon Brothers Group which manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house building sector with facilities in Longford and Arklow. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in its Timberframe business, DTE are now looking to appoint a Plant Manager for its Irish operations in Longford.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Timberframe Ireland, the ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge and experience as Plant Manager with a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles, ideally in Timberframe or modular build production. They will be responsible for all Production, Maintenance and Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) on the Longford site.  They will work closely with DTE Management team including Design and Site Quality as well as with the Group Capital & Development team on Site capex.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively promote and prioritise a safe working environment for our people.
  • Working closely with SHEQ Manager, ensure appropriate policies, procedures, staff and processes are in place to meet the safety, health environment, and quality assurance standards.
  • Develop the Longford production plan to maximise the return to the business from the Timberframe process, working closely with Design and Site Quality functions.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall production strategy for the business.
  • Monitor the production performance of the Longford site against the budget through a set of agreed KPIs.
  • Drive efficiencies at all levels in the Timberframe business, through short/medium term projects.
  • Drive standardisation of approaches, practices and reporting across the business through a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Lead and support the people agenda on site from a recruitment, onboarding, development and employee engagement perspective in conjunction with HR.
  • Establish a regular pattern of (daily, weekly and bi-weekly) production meetings within the Timberframe business to ensure the delivery of the production plan.
  • Form strong working relationships with supervisors to support them in their roles and to enable them to share knowledge and best practices.
  • Contribute to the development of the capital investment strategy plan and the implementation of capital and NPD projects for the Longford site.
  • Oversee smooth and efficient operations across the business from planning, design, production and Timberframe erection perspective.
  • Develop a strong culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Qualification in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ Plant / Site Management experience is essential; Timberframe or modular building experience is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience to promote a safe working environment and ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory standards.
  • Reduces complexity and increases efficiency in processes to maximise outcome/return.
  • Leads by example, with a "can do" approach, passion, energy and a strong work ethic.
  • Very strong organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance.
  • Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level.
  • Understands the importance of managing and developing people.
  • Creates a climate in which people can do their best.
  • Open to change with a capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to Hugh O’Connor at: [email protected]